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ERIC Number: ED279441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Education Assistance for American Indians and Alaska Natives. 6th Edition.
California Univ., Berkeley. Graduate School of Education.
Written for students and their parents, this guide focuses on health careers for American Indians and Alaska Natives while providing general information about financial support for college education. Material is presented in nine chapters that cover background information on health careers, information and scholarships for medical schools and related health professions, Master of Public Health (MPH) Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives, Bureau of Indian Affairs Higher Education Grant Program, Title IV grants from the United States Department of Education, tribal scholarships and loans, financial aid from schools, nationwide foundation and organizational support, and alternatives to scholarships. Numerous directories and resource lists are provided including 17 scholarships and 10 loans for minority group students pursuing health careers, 30 medical schools with programs for American Indian students, sources of tribal scholarships and loans, and 24 schools of public health in the United States and Canada. The financial aid from schools section gives addresses, contact persons, and types of help available from over 300 colleges and universities with separate Native American studies centers. The appendix includes a sample letter requesting scholarship information, a sample resume, a worksheet for determining college costs, an application checklist, and general words of advice and encouragement. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Allied Health Occupations Education, American Indian Education, American Indians, Graduate Medical Education, Health Occupations, Higher Education, Information Sources, Medical Education, Medical Schools, Minority Groups, Public Health, Scholarships, State Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Tribes
MPH Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives, School of Public Health, Earl Warren Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Graduate School of Education.